Emplastrum Capsici Compositum.—Compound Capsicum Plaster.
SYNONYMS: Common strengthening plaster, Sear-cloth plaster.
Preparation.—Take of rosin, 4 troy ounces; yellow wax, 1 troy ounce; tincture of capsicum, ½. pint. Melt the rosin and wax, and add the tincture; keep stirring by a gentle heat, until the alcohol is evaporated; then remove from the fire, and, when nearly cold, add pulverized camphor, ½ troy ounce; oil of sassafras, 45 minims. Stir until cold (Beach's Amer. Prac.).
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms a gently stimulating and strengthening plaster, and may be used in all cases where artificial support, prevention of the contact of atmospheric air, or mild stimulation is required. It was a great favorite with Eclectic physicians 25 years ago, and is still extensively used by them.